Christmas in the Branch

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Christmas in the Branch

Celebrate the season with over a month of holiday festivities in Farmers Branch!

Enjoy Skating Under the Stars at our outdoor ice skating rink. Stroll under twinkling lights in Santa’s Village. Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

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Christmas in the Branch

OPEN DAILY
Nov. 29 - Jan. 12

Skating Under the STARS

Children’s Health StarCenter Farmers Branch
12700 N Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Enjoy Skating Under the STARS at our outdoor ice skating rink located at the corner of I-35E and 635. 

Hours:

Open 7 days a week!
2 pm – Midnight

Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day

In the case of inclement weather, please contact the StarCenter front desk to verify the outdoor ice rink is open at 214.432.3131

Skating Pricing:

Admission (ages 3+): $10
Youth admission (3 & under): FREE
Skate rental: $5

 

Group rates and private ice time is available. Perfect for company outings and parties. Please contact the StarCenter at 214.432.3131 for more information.

Children’s Health StarCenter Farmers Branch
12700 N Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Farmers Branch residents receive FREE ice rink admission!

Farmers Branch residents get free skating admission on select dates with proof of residency. A valid ID with a current Farmers Branch address must be provided at check out. Skate rental not included. Limit four per household.

SELECT DATES:

Friday, November 29

Saturday, November 30

Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7

Saturday, December 14

Saturday, December 21

December 7

Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, December  7  |  5 – 9 pm

Liberty Plaza, 12400 N. Stemmons Freeway, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Join us on December 7, 2019 as we welcome in the yuletide with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Liberty Plaza. There will be outdoor ice skating, fun activities for children, festive holiday music featuring local schools and theaters, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree with Santa Claus himself. Grab something to eat while enjoying a classic holiday movie. Shop local vendors for unique handmade/homemade gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

  • Event opens at 5:00 pm
  • Event Location: Liberty Plaza, 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, 75234
  • Free Admission. All ages welcome. Pet friendly.
  • Event Hotline: 972-919-1433

To allow for event setup and operation, please note that Denton Drive, from Farmers Branch Lane to Bill Moses Parkway, will be temporarily closed from 2 pm to 10 pm, on Saturday, December 7.

Entertainment:

Grove Stage:

  • Brad Adkins
  • The Ones

Liberty Plaza Stage:

  • Local Schools

 

Skating Under the Stars:

  • Outdoor ice rink in front of the StarCenter

 

Marketplace:

  • Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

 

Free Activities:

  • Lighting of the City and Stage Show
  • Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  Arriving by Fire Truck at 5:00 pm, be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment.   A suggested $5 donation helps support local non-profits assisting at Santa’s house. There will be no line reservations. Please note from approximately 5:45 to 6:15, Santa and Mrs. Claus will join Mayor Dye for the Tree Lighting.
  • Face Painters
  • Balloon Artists
  • Buddy the Elf
  • Elsa from Frozen
  • Olaf from Frozen
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s House
  • Kids Crafts
  • Carnival Ride
  • Trackless Train
  • Inflatables


Classic Holiday Movies:

  • Frosty
  • The Grinch (1966)
  • Rudolph


Park Games:

  • Ladder Golf
  • Corn Hole
  • Tether Ball
  • Playhouse & Mulch Pile
  • Freestyle Chalk Board

Nuevo Leon

  • Nachos
  • Tamales
  • Tacos
  • Beer
  • Wine


Bartley’s BBQ

  • ​Chopped bbq Sandwich
  • Pulled Pork
  • Jalapeno Sausage on a stick


Donovans

  • Corn Dogs
  • Funnel Cake
  • Chicken Strips
  • Curly Fries


Waffle O’licious

  • Waffle Burger
  • Waffle Philly Cheese Stake
  • Waffle Grilled Cheese


Yummy Pizza

  • Pizza
  • Calzones


J’ Bobs Kettle Korn

  • Kettle Korn
  • Flavored Korn


Cross My Heart Hope to Pie

  • Cutie 4″ Pies
  • Apple, Pecan, Coconut, and more

All parking is free!

Primary event parking is located at Farmers Branch City Hall and surrounding lots, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.

ADA parking is available at City Hall as well as the Farmers Branch DART station, 12800 Denton Drive.

Or go green and ride DART to the event!  Liberty Plaza, the Grove and the outdoor ice rink are right across the street from the Farmers Branch DART Station

No Outside Alcohol will be allowed at this event.
Items not allowed inside the gate:

  • Alcohol (not permitted to enter or leave event site)
  • Smoking or Vaping
  • Illegal drugs
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Contraband
  • Canopies or Pop-Up Tents
  • Skate boards, Roller Blades, In-Line Skates and Bicycles
  • Golf Carts and ATV’s
  • Unauthorized sales, solicitations and distributions

List of Prohibited Items

ADA Facilities – The Grove at Mustang Station – Christmas In The Branch

  • Parking
    Free, limited ADA parking is available adjacent to the event site on Bill Moses Parkway as well as nearby at the Farmers Branch DART Station, the City of Farmers Branch City Hall, and the Children’s Health Star Center.  All parking is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Accessibility
    The event grounds are wheelchair accessible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller. During an event a portable accessible restroom is located in the park.
  • Service Animals
    Persons with disabilities and their service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at City of Farmers Branch events.
  • While at an event if you have a disability and require an accommodation, please locate event staff.   Requests will be addressed as reasonably and quickly as possible.
  • Prior to an event/festival, accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance by contacting the City of Farmers Branch at fbspecialevents@farmersbranchtx.gov or via phone at 972-919-2631.
  • Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272 or click here: https://www.dart.org/riding/paratransitbookingform.asp

December 14

Holiday Marketplace at the Grove

Saturday, December 14  |  5 – 9 pm

The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Celebrate the holiday season by shopping at the Marketplace, Skating Under the Stars, letting the kids enjoy activities and don’t forget about seeing Santa!

  • Event opens at 5:00 pm
  • Event Location: The Grove @ Mustang Crossing, 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, 75234
  • Free Admission. All ages welcome. Pet friendly.
  • Event Hotline: 972-919-1433

Entertainment:

Grove Stage:

  • Brad Adkins
  • The Ones

 

Skating Under the Stars:

  • Outdoor ice rink in front of the StarCenter

 

Marketplace:

  • Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

 

Free Activities:

  • Glitter Tattoo Artist
  • Elsa from Frozen
  • Olaf from Frozen
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s House
  • Kids Crafts
  • Petting Zoo
  • Trackless Train


Park Games:

  • Ladder Golf
  • Corn Hole
  • Tether Ball
  • Playhouse & Mulch Pile
  • Freestyle Chalk Board

Nuevo Leon

  • Nachos
  • Tamales
  • Tacos
  • Beer
  • Wine


Yummy Pizza

  • Pizza
  • Calzones

All parking is free!

Primary event parking is located at Farmers Branch City Hall and surrounding lots, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.

ADA parking is available at City Hall as well as the Farmers Branch DART station, 12800 Denton Drive.

Or go green and ride DART to the event!  Liberty Plaza, the Grove and the outdoor ice rink are right across the street from the Farmers Branch DART Station

No Outside Alcohol will be allowed at this event.
Items not allowed inside the gate:

  • Alcohol (not permitted to enter or leave event site)
  • Smoking or Vaping
  • Illegal drugs
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Contraband
  • Canopies or Pop-Up Tents
  • Skate boards, Roller Blades, In-Line Skates and Bicycles
  • Golf Carts and ATV’s
  • Unauthorized sales, solicitations and distributions

List of Prohibited Items

ADA Facilities – The Grove at Mustang Station – Christmas In The Branch

  • Parking
    Free, limited ADA parking is available adjacent to the event site on Bill Moses Parkway as well as nearby at the Farmers Branch DART Station, the City of Farmers Branch City Hall, and the Children’s Health Star Center.  All parking is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Accessibility
    The event grounds are wheelchair accessible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller. During an event a portable accessible restroom is located in the park.
  • Service Animals
    Persons with disabilities and their service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at City of Farmers Branch events.
  • While at an event if you have a disability and require an accommodation, please locate event staff.   Requests will be addressed as reasonably and quickly as possible.
  • Prior to an event/festival, accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance by contacting the City of Farmers Branch at fbspecialevents@farmersbranchtx.gov or via phone at 972-919-2631.
  • Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272 or click here: https://www.dart.org/riding/paratransitbookingform.asp

December 21

Holiday Marketplace at the Grove

Saturday, December 21  |  5 – 9 pm

The Grove @ Mustang Crossing
12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Celebrate the holiday season by shopping at the Marketplace, Skating Under the Stars, letting the kids enjoy activities and don’t forget about seeing Santa!

  • Event opens at 5:00 pm
  • Event Location: The Grove @ Mustang Crossing, 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, 75234
  • Free Admission. All ages welcome. Pet friendly.
  • Event Hotline: 972-919-1433

Entertainment:

Grove Stage:

  • Brad Adkins
  • The Ones

 

Skating Under the Stars:

  • Outdoor ice rink in front of the StarCenter

 

Marketplace:

  • Shop local vendors for unique gifts at our Holiday Marketplace at the Grove.

 

Free Activities:

  • Balloon Artists
  • Holiday Themed Minions
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s House
  • Kids Crafts
  • Trackless Train


Park Games:

  • Ladder Golf
  • Corn Hole
  • Tether Ball
  • Playhouse & Mulch Pile
  • Freestyle Chalk Board

Nuevo Leon

  • Nachos
  • Tamales
  • Tacos
  • Beer
  • Wine

All parking is free!

Primary event parking is located at Farmers Branch City Hall and surrounding lots, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.

ADA parking is available at City Hall as well as the Farmers Branch DART station, 12800 Denton Drive.

Or go green and ride DART to the event!  Liberty Plaza, the Grove and the outdoor ice rink are right across the street from the Farmers Branch DART Station

No Outside Alcohol will be allowed at this event.
Items not allowed inside the gate:

  • Alcohol (not permitted to enter or leave event site)
  • Smoking or Vaping
  • Illegal drugs
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Contraband
  • Canopies or Pop-Up Tents
  • Skate boards, Roller Blades, In-Line Skates and Bicycles
  • Golf Carts and ATV’s
  • Unauthorized sales, solicitations and distributions

List of Prohibited Items

ADA Facilities – The Grove at Mustang Station – Christmas In The Branch

  • Parking
    Free, limited ADA parking is available adjacent to the event site on Bill Moses Parkway as well as nearby at the Farmers Branch DART Station, the City of Farmers Branch City Hall, and the Children’s Health Star Center.  All parking is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Accessibility
    The event grounds are wheelchair accessible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller. During an event a portable accessible restroom is located in the park.
  • Service Animals
    Persons with disabilities and their service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at City of Farmers Branch events.
  • While at an event if you have a disability and require an accommodation, please locate event staff.   Requests will be addressed as reasonably and quickly as possible.
  • Prior to an event/festival, accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance by contacting the City of Farmers Branch at fbspecialevents@farmersbranchtx.gov or via phone at 972-919-2631.
  • Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272 or click here: https://www.dart.org/riding/paratransitbookingform.asp

Other Christmas Activities in the Branch

Dec 06

Bah Humbug! A Children’s Christmas

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 06

Dickens of a Christmas – Exhibit Tours

December 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dec 06

Photograph, Film, Video and Audio Agreement

By entering on to the event premises, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, and to the reproduction and posting of your image, in any media in perpetuity, and for the purpose of providing the public access to obtain and/or download any images captured on the premises without charge. Anyone entering the event premises grants the City of Farmers Branch the right to use your name and/or likeness obtained in connection with attending this event for any future publicity or advertising purposes. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not enter these premises.

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